Tag: reform

Palestine gets its first ever education law

The first ever Palestinian education law has been approved by the Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas. The new law will bring important changes to education in the Palestinian territories and will replace the current Jordanian law in the West Bank

Posted in Education news Tagged with: , , ,

Niger higher education may change after violent demonstrations

Students in Niger will get the higher education changes they have been demonstrating about for the past week. The mass protests that took place in the capital city, Niamey, saw 313 arrests made and 109 people injured – while one

Posted in Education news Tagged with: , , ,

Kenyan teachers ask for more consultation time on new curriculum

Education officials in Kenya were planning to run a pilot scheme of the country’s new curriculum in May 2017 with a view to implementing it fully in January 2018. However, due to the syllabuses and materials not having yet been

Posted in Education news Tagged with: , , , ,

First school exam pass rate rise in South Africa since 2013

The South African Education Minster has announced an increase in the national school pass rate – the first rise for three years. Making the announcement on 11th January, Angie Motshekga also said that the number of students taking the examinations

Posted in Education news Tagged with: , , , , ,

Divisive education reforms are now law in Poland

Controversial reforms to Poland’s education system have been signed into law by the President. On 9th January, President Andrzej Duda signed the national education reform bill despite the content having caused mass demonstrations in November 2016 in Warsaw where thousands

Posted in Education news Tagged with: , , ,

Upcoming curriculum reform in Turkey

The Turkish Education Ministry is preparing to reform the country’s education curriculum across all levels. It’s a large project and more than 50 different curricula will be taken into account. The aim is to simplify the current content, whilst encouraging

Posted in Education news Tagged with: , , , , ,

Education system reform underway in Kenya

Kenya is to have a new education system in the first major reform since 1985. In a bid to move away from the current system that is said to put too much pressure on students due to its extensive content

Posted in Education news Tagged with: , ,

Teachers and parents say no to elimination of middle schools in Poland

On November 19th, thousands of teachers and parents held a demonstration in Warsaw, to protest against the government’s plan to get rid of Poland’s middle schools. From 2017, the Education Ministry wants to phase out the schools that serve students

Posted in Education news Tagged with: , , , , ,

Secondary education improvement project to go ahead in Vietnam

The Vietnamese prime minister has given the go-ahead for the second phase of improvements to secondary education across the country. The project will begin next year and run until 2023 at a total cost of US$107 million. The objective is

Posted in Education news Tagged with: , , , , ,

Education system in Tanzania needs further reform, says Minister

Tanzania’s Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training has said that the country’s education system needs to be reformed. Prof Joyce Ndalichako, says the sector faces many obstacles that prevent it from providing quality education to its children.

Posted in Education news Tagged with: , , , ,